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Attorney John Eastman officially declared ineligible to practice law, pending appeal

Judge Yvette Roland last week recommended Eastman's disbarment, finding that he violated ethics rules during his support of former President Donald Trump's election challenges.

Published: April 2, 2024 6:19pm

Attorney John Eastman has been officially declared ineligible to practice law in the state of California while he appeals to save his law license.

Judge Yvette Roland last week recommended Eastman's disbarment, finding that he violated ethics rules during his support of former President Donald Trump's election challenges. Eastman was the architect of a scheme to present an alternate slate of pro-Trump electors from contested states to then-Vice President Mike Pence in place of the ones who broke for Joe Biden.

The State Bar of California lists John Charles Eastman as "Not Eligible to Practice Law" on its website and includes a consumer alert notifying consumers that he faces a felony charge in Georgia.

Eastman is a codefendant of former President Donald Trump in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis's election case. Willis has charged all defendants under the state's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.

That case has been complicated to some degree due to allegations that Willis maintained an improper relationship with Nathan Wade, a special prosecutor whom she hired to pursue the case. Judge Scott McAfee last month determined that Willis could remain on the case if Wade departed, which he did. Trump has since appealed the decision permitting Willis to remain.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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